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    1893-S Barber Quarter, MS67
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1893-S 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. The essentially flawless, silky-smooth surfaces of this high-end Superb Gem radiate glowing mint luster with complementary hues of green-gold, ocean-blue, and lavender-gray. The strike is bold, the eye appeal exceptional. The date is mildly repunched.

    Population Data (7/14): This coin is tied with one each at PCGS and NGC for the finest certified of the issue. Its rarity in this grade, however, is amplified when one realizes that even in the slightly lower grade of MS66, there are only three coins certified by the two leading services combined. This is one of two in this grade with the CAC green sticker.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1893-S entered the annals of numismatic history as a low-mintage issue, with a production total of little more than 1.4 million pieces. David Lawrence, writing in The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, states that the 1893-S is difficult to locate in all grades, especially Fine through XF and throughout the Mint State spectrum.

    Consignor Commentary: Hypnotically beautiful colors and blazing luster are the hallmarks of this coin. The eye appeal is so dominant that one tends to overlook the fine technical features -- a strong strike, full radials on the stars, and no marks of any sort. Seemingly in a class by itself.

    Provenance: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2001), lot 6236; purchased from Larry Whitlow (5/2001).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23XY, PCGS# 5606)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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